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University of Iowa News Release


Sept. 18, 2007

UI again listed among Top 10 in national buildings management list

For the third year in a row, University of Iowa Facilities Management has been listed among the Top 10 industry leaders in building management in the United States. The September issue of "Buildings Magazine" and the related web site puts the UI at eighth place in the annual "Who's Who in the Buildings Market: The A List." The UI appears among the "top 25 organizations to watch" among major building management organizations, including the Boeing Company, Kaiser Permanente and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

According to the article, "the A list is characterized by their entrepreneurial approach to the business of building." What sets them apart from their corporate, institutional and governmental peers "is their ambitious commitment to operational excellence, business metrics, and sustainability -- no  conservative approaches here." The article praises Facilities Management's quest for best practices in campus appearance and function, project delivery, energy management, superior service and workplace of choice.

"We are extremely proud of this distinction," says Don Guckert, UI associate vice president and director of Facilities Management. "This year, we were recognized for our plan to adopt, adapt or create the best practices for facilities at The University of Iowa. This reflects our efforts to serve and support the changing needs of our campus."

Facilities Management oversees the management of some 16 million square feet in 268 buildings. For more information, visit For more information on the ranking, see the Buildings Magazine article at

According to its Web site, Buildings Magazine was founded in 1906 to offer information on the development, construction, modernization, management and operation of buildings, as well as the products and services needed to support such facilities."

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Wendy Moorehead, Facilities Management, 319-335-1246,; Charles S. Drum, University News Services, 319-384-0048,